Nicole Begley

55 Flips | 9 Magazines | 1 Follower | @NicoleBegley | Keep up with Nicole Begley on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Nicole Begley”

Eleven Days: When Agatha Christie went missing

In an exclusive short story for BBC Culture and BBC Britain, Kate Mosse writes a fictional account of the 11 mysterious days when the popular crime writer vanished.<p><b>Eleven Days</b><p>A sharp slip of cold air as she winds down the window. A laundered handkerchief to clean the inside of the windscreen. Black …

The best photographs of 2015 – in pictures

<b>Syrian refugees gather at a supply truck</b><br>Espen Rasmussen/VG/Panos<p><b>20 June</b> I was in Akçakale on the Turkish side of the border with Syria <i>(above)</i> this summer, photographing migrants for the Norwegian newspaper VG. The border was closed and nothing much was going on, until a van stopped and volunteers …

Australian Open (Tennis)

16 things travelers should know before planning their 2016 adventures

For travelers, 2015 and 2016 look like identical twins born in separate years, only more so. Much of what was true in 2015 will be truer in the coming year. What was hot this year will be hotter next; what was cheap in 2015 will be cheaper in 2016 (except when it's not; see hotel rooms). Here's a …

Top Ten Films of 2015

When you read other Top Ten Film lists, consider that the journalists do not give equal weight to docs, animation and dramatic features, nor foreign versus American indies and studio pictures. Perhaps, they should call their lists "Top Ten Films That We All Generally Write About."<p>1. <i>Wild Tales</i> (dir. …

Rise and Shine: 12 Easy Weekend Breakfast Recipes

Christmas might be over, but there are still kids and houseguests to feed. Whip up one of these easy breakfast recipes and give them something delicious to wake up to.<p><b>1. Best Blueberry Muffins</b><p>Bursting with fresh blueberries with a tender crumb and sparkling sugar crust, these really are the best …

Seven wintry walks around the world

Clean and crisp air, the chance of snow underfoot and the promise of a warm fire to ward off the chill at the end of it all... winter is unquestionably the best time of year to pull on your boots and go for a wander.<p>Whether you want a short stroll or a strenuous clamber, these walks will sate your …

Walking in a wacky wonderland: nine remarkable winter celebrations of the world

Who says Christmas has to be conventional? Pudding races, turkey parades and encounters with birch rod-lashing Alpine devils should all be on your calendar this festive season. Read on to unwrap some of the world's craziest Christmas and New Year events.<p>Turkey Festival, France<p>If you need more …

50 best iOS apps of 2015

2015 saw a whole load of new apps hit the iOS app store. With standouts like Periscope, livestreaming became one of the biggest trends, as well as GIFs and of course, emoji.<p>So, if you’re looking forward to unwrapping a new iOS device this Christmas, make sure you get some these apps installed to …

World’s Best Islands for Food 2015

“This is a foodie paradise and beach paradise rolled into one,” observed one voter in our WBA survey. The small British isle has a prolific food …

The 10 best pop albums of 2015

Jess Glynne brought Eurodisco back to the U.S., Roisin Murphy went arty on her first record in eight years—but no one delivered pop pleasures in 2015 …

Carly Rae Jepsen

Must-Read Tips For Taking Amazing iPhone Photos

Apple’s iPhone is an incredibly popular smartphone—in fact, the odds are decent that you’re reading this story on one right now. But beyond using it …

The 15 Best Recipes Of 2015

It was a really good year.<p>A lot of important stuff happened in 2015. Princess Charlotte was born. <i>The Great British Bake Off</i> was released on Netflix. All in all, it was a good year. But most importantly are the number of great, aww-inspiring, jaw-dropping, salivary gland-inducing recipes created in …

The 5 Most Beautiful Places In The World

<i>by Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Getty<p>Pinpointing every breathtaking place on the planet could take a lifetime, but we think that these 5 otherworldly landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders need to move to the very top of your travel bucket list.<p><b>1. Cappadocia, Turkey</b><p>Cappadocia, an area …

16 Delicious Desserts Proving Raspberries and Chocolate Belong Together

Looking for an elegant dessert for your next dinner party? Here's 16 perfect raspberry-chocolate dishes.<p><b>1. Glazed Dark Chocolate Donuts</b><p>These donuts are truly decadent: Blogger Deliciously Yum glazed simple cake donuts with a combination of chocolate and raspberries — best served warm so the icing …

Chalk One Up for Sidewalk Art in Florida

<i>Photo by Lara Cerri for VISIT FLORIDA</i><p>It's painstaking performance art, in two dimensions. Artists spend two or three days, on hands and knees, meticulously creating elaborately detailed chalk and pastel paintings on an asphalt or concrete canvas -- only to have it washed away after they're done.<p>"At …

Black hole 12bn times more massive than sun is discovered

A monster black hole powering “the brightest lighthouse in the distant universe” has been discovered that is 12bn times more massive than the sun, scientists have revealed.<p>The extraordinary object is at the centre of a quasar - an intensely powerful galactic radiation source - with a million …

Universe

19 Cheesy Recipes that Prove Everything's Better with Cheddar

Everything's better with cheddar cheese—these 19 recipes prove it.<p><b>You know what they say:</b> Everything's better with Cheddar (oh wait, or feta.). It's true! These recipes for queso, waffles, sandwiches, toasts, and popovers (to name a few) star one of our very favorite cheeses.

Cooking

You Haven't Done Greece Till You've Been to These 7 Islands

The Greek islands I hear so many people speak of—laconic beaches, party towns and small villages populated by idyllic whitewashed buildings—are not exactly the islands I know. When I was a kid, I rafted down Peloponnesian rivers, snorkeled in the Ionian Sea, and once camped with my family for 39 …

European Travel

8 Great Anna Kendrick Musical Performances (That Aren’t “Cups”)

Think she’s just the girl with the hit from the a capella movie? Prepare to be delighted.<p><b>Anna Kendrick</b> was a precocious 12-year-old when she was nominated for her first Tony in 1998, for her turn as Dinah Lord in <i>High Society</i>. (She was the third-youngest nominee of all time, trailing 10-year-old …

24 Historic Photos That'll Make You Want To Be An Astronaut

Featuring Buzz Aldrin taking the first selfie in space. And also a lot of American flags.

Beyond the Cronut: 15 Frankenpastries to Make at Home

Cupcakes are old news. The newest sugary sensation to sweep our fair city is the Cronut -- the croissant-doughnut hybrid created by Dominque Ansel at his SoHo bakery last month. With production of the pastry limited to 300 a day, Cronut mania has created long lines and even given rise to a seedy …

How Do Pro Athletes Recover So Quickly?

<i>A:</i><p>Lindsey Vonn made history last month with her 64th World Cup win—the most ever for a female skier—after spending most of 2014 rehabbing a torn ACL. Even more remarkable: she had not one but <i>two</i> major knee surgeries in the past two years.<p>Many people who tear their ACLs are told it can take at least …

The Nature and Nurture of Genius: The Sweet Illustrated Story of How Henri Matisse’s Childhood Shaped His Creative Legacy

A heartening testament to the nourishing power of parental love in the cultivation of greatness.<p>At 8PM on the last day of 1869, a little boy named Henri entered the world in a gray textile-mill town in the north of France, in a rundown two-room cottage with a leaky roof. He didn’t have much …

Meet America’s Newest National Parks

Good news for anyone who loves high-heart-rate recreation, brilliant scenery, and a little bit of history—The National Park Service is starting 2015 off by establishing seven new national parks in eight different states and the District of Columbia. They include a supervolcano popular with …

Pictures of the Week 2.12.15

The Funniest Sketches from Every Guest on the 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Special (Almost)

To celebrate Sunday's <em>SNL</em> 40th-anniversary show, we locked ourselves in a room and watched hours and hours of sketches to dig up the funniest (or close-to-funniest) clip of each confirmed guest as of yesterday.<p>We don't have to tell you how <i>Saturday Night Live</i> has been America's premiere …

Ten years is a long time on the internet, especially when 300 hours of video are uploaded to your site every minute. On YouTube’s 10th birthday, we trace the growth and growing pains of online video<p>Allow me to make a bold statement: YouTube, at 10 years old, is the most interesting place on the …

Internet

10 decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Valentine's Day from around the USA

Nothing says I love you quite like a homemade chocolate dessert. We asked the editors of Edible magazines across the country for their favorite Valentine’s Day chocolate dessert recipes. From rich, spicy hot chocolate to gluten-free ricotta brownies with cherries, these indulgent treats are sure to …

Simply breathtaking: Freediving couple's stunning underwater photo shoot | CNN Travel